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Tigers Celebrate Three Seniors Sunday vs. Wake Forest
By: ClemsonTigers.com  
Release:  10/21/2017

Match Information vs. Wake Forest: 
Who:
Clemson Tigers (8-5-2; 2-4-2 ACC) vs. No. 15 Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-3-3; 4-2-2 ACC)
When:
Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m.
Where:
Historic Riggs Field, Clemson, S.C.
Follow:
@ClemsonWSoccer on Twitter and Instagram
Live Video:
ACC Network Extra (http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3177735/wake-forest-vs-clemson-w-soccer
Live Stats:
ClemsonTigers.com (http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=184421)

Clemson Notes:

  • Sophomore keeper Sandy MacIver was named ACC Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 17, after earning her sixth solo shutout of the season in the 0-0 double-overtime draw against No. 14 Virginia on Saturday, Oct. 14.
  • Freshman Mariana Speckmaier leads the team with six goals and one assist on the year, good for 13 points. Graduate Jenna Polonsky also has 13 points (5 goals, 3 assists), including the game-winner against Indiana on Aug. 20.
  • Also netting goals for the Tigers this season are Jeni Erickson (3), Shannon Horgan (2), Mackenzie Smith (2), Miranda Weslake (2) and Patrice DiPasquale (1).
  • Clemson opened the season with six consecutive wins for the first time since 2015.
  • The Tigers rank second in the ACC in attendance averaging 1,545 at home matches, are tied second in shutouts (9), third in goals allowed (10) and are fifth in goals against average (.64).
  • Speckmaier is tied for ninth in the conference with six goals.
  • MacIver has started 13 matches in net for Clemson this season. The Winsford, England native ranks third in the ACC in save percentage (.821), fifth in goals against average (.76) and fifth in saves per game (3.54) totaling 46 saves in her 1,192 minutes.
  • Speckmaier scored a hat trick against SIUE on Friday, Aug. 18 and became the 15th player in Clemson history to record a hat trick, the eighth to do so in her freshman season and just the second to do so in her first career game.
  • Head Coach Eddie Radwanski hit the 200-career win milestone with the 4-0 win over SIUE to open the season. Through Thursday’s loss against the Wolfpack, Radwanski is 207-112-30 for his career as a head coach.

Wake Forest Notes:

  • The Demon Deacons are 10-3-3 overall and 4-2-2 in the ACC and are coming off scoreless double-overtime draw at Louisville on Thursday, Oct. 19.
  • Leading the offense for Wake Forest is junior midfielder Bayley Feist, who has six goals and one assists for 13 points.
  • Lindsay Preston has started all 16 matches in net for the Demon Deacons this season. The senior keeper has 50 saves, a goals against average of .63, a save percentage of .833 and six shutouts.

Series Notes:

  • Clemson has a 15-9-4 record all-time against Wake Forest, and the series dates back to 1994, the inaugural season for the Clemson program. The Tigers are 8-5-2 against the Demon Deacons at Historic Riggs Field.
  • The last regular season meeting was at Spry Stadium on Sept. 16, 2016, and Weslake scored her second goal of the season in the 2-1 Tiger victory.  
  • The last time the two teams met at Historic Riggs Field, the match ended in a 2-0 Clemson victory on Oct. 2, 2015.

Promotions

  • There will be free hotdogs for the first 300 students in attendance.
  • Prior to the match, the Tigers will honor their three seniors as they play their second to last regular season home match at Historic Riggs Field.

Admission is free for all 2017 home Clemson women’s soccer matches. For complete coverage of the Clemson women’s soccer, follow @ClemsonWSoccer on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.



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